Gowran Park Sunday: Weld Can Light Up Low-key Sunday4 min read
Rory Delargy expects legendary trainer Dermot Weld to dominate Sunday’s card at Gowran
13:50 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Handicap
Sorelle delle Rose only just failed to get up over 6f at Navan last weekend, and the return to this trip is very much in her favour, so she is a confident pick to return to winning ways despite a small rise for her latest effort. She needed the outing on her reappearance, and has finished first and second in two runs at this track, with the victory coming over this trip of seven furlongs.
Bet: Back Sorelle delle Rose @
2:20 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Victor Mccalmont Memorial Stakes
Jaega represents Weld and Leigh Roche here, and what she lacks in experience against these rivals she makes up for in potential, and she looked a consummate professional when winning a Leopardstown maiden by a wide margin two weeks ago. She holds entries in the Blue Wind Stakes and the Irish Oaks at the Curragh, and while her pedigree is not outstanding, she is clearly held in high regard by her shrewd and experienced handler, who is a master at spotting talent early in his horses.
Bet: Back Jaega @
2:55 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden
Simyna a Holy Roman Emperor half-sister to smart 1½m-2m winner Silwanaand and 1¼m winner Summaya, is out of a winning half-sister to Derby and Arc winner Sinndar. She needed the experience on her debut at Leopardstown to the extent that she almost ran off the course at one point, so to be beaten less than a length in the circumstances was a highly creditable effort. She is sure to improve considerably for that, and is the pick to get the better of strict form choice Comeragh Haze. It will be interesting to see how she fares in the market, with stablemate Imrana slated to wear the Aga Khan’s first colours. That filly, and Curly also merit respect, but experience should count for plenty.
Bet: Back Simyna @
3:30 Helmet Day June 4th Maiden
Yet again, Dermot Weld looks to hold the key with Crimson Mystery and Jewel Maker entered up, and both sport the famous Moyglare Stud colours, with Jewel Maker having the benefit of the first colours and the racecourse experience. The Invincible Spirit colt is out of a half-sister to the same connections’ Prince of Wales’s Stakes hero Free Eagle. He showed plenty to work on when second to Flag of Honour over seven furlongs at Naas in October, and the expected improvement ought to make a maiden a formality.
Bet: Back Jewel Maker @